BORDER LINES: PARIS - Former presidential adviser dies

Jacques Pilhan, communications adviser to former socialist president Francois Mitterrand and his right-wing successor Jacques Chirac, died 10 days ago of lung cancer at the age of 54. Pilhan advised Mitterrand from 1984 until 1995, when he moved on to work with Chirac after his election victory. Simultaneously, Pilhan worked for advertising and PR group RSCG - later Euro-RSCG - before founding his own political consultancy, Temps Public, in 1984. From 1991 to 1993 he was joint director general of the Havas communication group, which owns Euro RSCG.

Jacques Pilhan, communications adviser to former socialist

president Francois Mitterrand and his right-wing successor Jacques

Chirac, died 10 days ago of lung cancer at the age of 54. Pilhan advised

Mitterrand from 1984 until 1995, when he moved on to work with Chirac

after his election victory. Simultaneously, Pilhan worked for

advertising and PR group RSCG - later Euro-RSCG - before founding his

own political consultancy, Temps Public, in 1984. From 1991 to 1993 he

was joint director general of the Havas communication group, which owns

Euro RSCG.



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